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Meet the bluefin tuna, the toughest fish in the sea - Grantly Galland and Raiana McKinney

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What’s as big as a polar bear, swallows its prey whole, and swims at forty miles an hour? It’s not a shark or a killer whale... it’s the Atlantic bluefin tuna— the largest and longest-lived of the 15 tuna species. Its unique set of adaptations make it one of the most dominant predators in the ocean. Grantly Galland and Raiana McKinney detail how these fish go from tiny hatchling to ocean giant.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Grantly R. Galland, Raiana McKinney
  • Director Anna Benner
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Storyboard Artist Anna Benner
  • Animator Anna Benner
  • Compositor Anna Benner
  • Art Director Anna Benner
  • Sound Designer Raphael Tschernuth
  • Music Raphael Tschernuth
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Production Coordinator Abdallah Ewis
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma
  • Special Thanks Shana Miller

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